According to this exclusive report (which is being backed by our friends at First Showing), actor John Malkovich is being eyed for a role as The Vulture, a classic Spider-Man foe whose power is a flight suit with razor-sharp wings. Ok, so maybe that isn’t so odd: Malkovich as The Vulture is one of those head-slap, “Should’ve thought of that” casting choices we all see with 20/20 hindsight. However, news that Anne Hathaway (previously rumored for a role as Black Cat) is being eyed for a role as “The Vulturess” have fans around the ‘Net scratching their heads in confusion.
The above is courtesy of Movieline
Further, the rumor continues that in that Hathaway would still be playing the character of Felicia Hard, but apparently not as the Black Cat. The Vulturess would be added as a brand new addition to Spidey’s Rogue Gallery.
Personally, we predicted Vulture as the villain of choice for #4, but we were hoping that Dylan Baker, who’s patiently played Dr. Curt Connors for the last two installments would finally take his turn as The Lizard. Alas, it seems that that is not to be this time around, especially if there are two vultures, as the last film proved that three villains in one film is simply too many.